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Whenever i drink alcohol my stomach feels warm. it does not hurt. is this normal or do i have gastritis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
That's a message!: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too.This may be a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Sounds like an appropriate time as well to get medically evaluated.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Whenever I drink alcohol my stomach feels warm but does not hurt. Could I have gastritis or is that normal.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Unsure what you mean: by "feeling warm." The lining of the stomach has pain receptors but not receptors for temperature, Gastritis generally causes pain and heartburn, as well as nausea and vomiting. You list yourself as a social drinker, averaging 1 or less per day, but if you are drinking all 7 drinks at one time, it certainly could cause some irritation in your stomach. Cut back to 2-3 at one time. Try antacids.
A 28-year-old member asked:

When I drink alcohol, one drink, my stomach starts hurting. What could that be ?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Gastritis: This sounds like gastritis, a general term for stomach irritation. Gastritis may occur without a more definitive diagnosis, or may represent underlying issues e.g. Ulcers, which can be dangerous. The general rule "if it hurts, don't do it" applies here- people with gastritis should avoid alcohol and other identified triggers, and seek help if symptoms persist or worsen.

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